of Indian children are getting deworming treatment in a massive
national campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and
impairing their mental and physical development.
In a village on the outskirts of the Indian capital, the children washed their hands and lined up to chew the deworming tablets given to them by their teachers andhealthworkers before opening their bags for studies on Wednesday morning.
A wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday,
smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before the
animal was tranquilized to be returned to the forest.
As the frightened elephant ran amok, trampling parked cars and motorbikes, crowds of people gathered to watch from balconies and roof tops. Some followed from a distance as the elephant moved through the streets.